LINE Corp. may modify these Terms and/or Separate Terms at any time, without providing prior notice to the Users, as deemed necessary by LINE Corp. Any modified Terms or Separate Terms become effective as of the time they are posted on an appropriate location within the Service. By continuing to use the Service after modification of these Terms and/or the Separate Terms, the Users shall be deemed to have validly and irrevocably consented to the modified Terms and/or Separate Terms. No individual notice will be provided regarding the content of such modification, and the Users are therefore encouraged to refer to the most recent version of the Terms and the applicable Separate Terms on a regular basis when using the Service.
4.2When the User registers information about such User upon use of the Service, the User must provide true, accurate and complete information and must modify such information to ensure that it is kept up-to-date at all times.
4.3When the User registers such User’s e-mail address and password upon use of the Service, the User shall, at its own responsibility, strictly manage the same to prevent any unauthorized use. LINE Corp. may deem any and all acts conducted within the User’s account as the acts conducted by such User.
4.4The User may carry over the Service usage history (including, without limitation, Digital Currency purchase history/balance, the usage rights of the Service, including browsing of and access to the Content, and browsing and access history to the Content; the same shall apply hereinafter) to the terminal authenticated in the same LINE account; provided, however, that the carrying over of Digital Currency shall be subject to restrictions specified in the proviso of Article 13.5.
4.5When the User uses the Service without using such User’s LINE Account (i.e., guest use), the functions of the Service and/or the acquisition of benefits, etc. may be restricted.
4.6If the User changes such User’s terminal with which the Service is being used due to model change, etc., such User is unable to carry over usage history during the guest use. Further, if the User logs into such User’s LINE Account after guest use, the usage history during the guest use may be deleted or the usage history during the guest use may be integrated into the usage history of the LINE Account. In such case, no refund shall be made whatsoever in association with any disappearance, etc. of Digital Currency.
4.7If the User (in the case of an entity, its representative, officer, person who substantially holds management rights, agent or intermediary) falls under or is likely to fall under any of the circumstances specified below, or if LINE Corp. otherwise deems it to be necessary and appropriate, LINE Corp. may, without providing prior notice to such User, suspend or delete such User’s LINE Account and guest use (collectively, “LINE Account, Etc.”) or the usage history thereof, or may terminate any agreement related to the Service between such User and LINE Corp. LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for any damage incurred by the Users as a result of any act conducted based on this paragraph:
(1)The User is an organized crime group, a member of an organized crime group, a quasi-member of an organized crime group, a company related to an organized crime group, a corporate racketeer (sokaiya), etc., a rogue advocating a social movement (shakaiundohyobogoro), a rogue advocating a political movement (seijikatsudohyobogoro), a special intelligence criminal organization (tokushuchinoboryokushudan), a person having a close relationship (including, without limitation, through the act of providing funds or other benefits) with any of the foregoing, or a person equivalent to any of the foregoing;
(2)The User damages the reputation of LINE Corp. or LINE Corp. acknowledges the likelihood thereof;
(3)The User is or is likely to be in violation of any applicable laws and regulations, these Terms or the Separate Terms or LINE Corp. acknowledges the likelihood thereof;
(4)LINE Corp. determines that the User is undergoing credit uncertainty, such as a petition for the commencement of bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation, corporate reorganization or special liquidation proceedings or other similar proceedings being filed in relation to the User;
(5)The User has not used the Service for a certain period of time or LINE Corp. determines, based on reasonable criteria, that the User will not use the Service in the future; or
(6)In addition to the preceding five (5) items, LINE Corp. determines, based on reasonable criteria, that it is inappropriate to provide the Service to the User, such as in the case of the relationship of mutual trust being lost between the User and LINE Corp.
4.8When the LINE Account, Etc. is deleted, the usage history of the Service will disappear. The User should be aware that the LINE Account, Etc. cannot be restored even when the User accidentally deletes the same. The Users shall provide their consent that LINE Corp. will not be liable, in any way, for any loss or inconvenience incurred by the Users as a result of the suspension or deletion of a LINE Account, Etc.
5.1LINE Corp. respects the privacy of the Users and pays the utmost attention to security in order to securely manage information collected from the Users.
6.Ownership of Rights
Intellectual property rights and other rights pertaining to the Service (but excluding certain parts of the Content) shall belong to LINE Corp. The intellectual property rights and other rights pertaining to the aforementioned certain parts of the Content shall belong to entities affiliated with LINE Corp. or other rights holders.
7.Provision of Service
7.1LINE Corp. shall grant the Users non-exclusive rights to use the Service in accordance with these Terms and the usage conditions posted on the Service. Even if “Purchase,” “Sale,” etc. are displayed on the screen of the Service, no intellectual property rights or ownership pertaining to any services or content shall be transferred to the Users, and only the aforementioned usage rights shall be granted to the Users.
7.2The Users may not transfer or inherit their usage rights pertaining to the Service to any third party.
7.3The Users shall, at their own expense and responsibility, prepare any PC, mobile phone device, communication device, operating system, communication means, electricity, etc. which are necessary for using the Service.
7.4LINE Corp. may provide all or any part of the Service to only specific Users who satisfy conditions such as age, provision of User identification, provision of registered information, use area, usage status of the LINE Account and other conditions that LINE Corp. deems to be necessary.
7.5When LINE Corp. deems it necessary, LINE Corp. may modify, suspend or terminate all or any part of the Service, at any time, without providing prior notice to the Users. Even if the Users incur any damage or loss due to such modification, suspension or termination of the Service, LINE Corp. shall not be liable to provide compensation or indemnification therefor.
7.6Certain parts of the Service may be subject to restrictions on method of use (including the App, Brower Version and other methods).
7.7Certain parts of the Service may be unavailable to be used depending on the use area or usage status of the LINE Account.
LINE Corp. may distribute or post advertisements from LINE Corp. or a third party on the Service.
9.Services from Affiliated Entities
10.1The Content may be browsed or accessed by using the App or Browser Version or by other methods prescribed by LINE Corp. If there are any usage conditions set forth with respect to the Content, such as usage fees, use period and settlement method, User shall comply with the same.
10.2If User uses Digital Currency when using the Service, such User may not cancel the same.
10.3Certain parts of the Content may be subject to restrictions on the period for browsing or accessing the same.
10.4Certain parts of the Content may be subject to restrictions on the method of use (including the App, Brower Version and other methods).
10.5The Users may not use the Content beyond the usage form intended under the Service (including acts of duplication, transmission, reproduction, alteration, etc.).
10.6Certain parts of the Content may be unavailable to be browsed or accessed depending on the use area or usage status of the LINE Account.
11.1The Users may distribute or post User Content on the Service in accordance with the “Usage Guidelines” or other methods prescribed by LINE Corp. The Users shall conduct distribution or posting of their own User Content and LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for distribution or posting of User Content conducted by the Users. Furthermore, User Content distributed or posted by the Users may not be deleted by the relevant User.
11.2In order to distribute User Video, the Users must take procedures such as LINE log-in or other procedures prescribed by LINE Corp.
11.3Any rights pertaining to User Content shall belong to the relevant User and LINE Corp. shall not acquire such rights.
11.4The User shall grant LINE Corp. and other Users the rights to use that are necessary to browse or access User Content distributed or posted by such User through the Service (including reproduction for storing such User Content on a server and public transmission for displaying such User Content on the Users’ terminals), free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period.
11.5The User shall grant LINE Corp. the rights to use and alter User Content distributed or posted by such User to the extent necessary for provision of the Service (including, without limitation, creation of banners and resizing of images), construction, improvement, maintenance, etc. of LINE Corp.’s system, free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period. In this case, LINE Corp. may omit part of such User’s information, including such User’s name.
11.6The User shall grant LINE Corp. the rights to use User Content distributed or posted by such User through the Service, or other than through the Service, such as in magazines and websites, for the purpose of publicity and advertising of User Content, the Service or LINE Corp. (including duplication, screen presentation, public transmission, recitation, exhibition, distribution, rental, translation and adaptation; hereinafter referred to as “use” in this paragraph), free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period. Furthermore, the User shall grant LINE Corp. and other Users the rights to use any part of User Content by utilizing functions provided in the Service by LINE Corp. through the Service or websites other than the Service, free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period.
11.7The Users shall manage and store, at their own responsibility, any and all data pertaining to User Content by way of backing up the same as appropriate, and LINE Corp. shall provide no guarantee whatsoever, including with regard to storage of data pertaining to User Content.
11.8When it is necessary to confirm the status of compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, or these Terms, or if it otherwise becomes necessary for LINE Corp., LINE Corp. may confirm the content of User Content; provided, however, that LINE Corp. shall not be obliged to make such confirmation.
11.9LINE Corp. may freely set, change, etc. whether or not distribution or posting of User Content is permitted, as well as the location and duration for distribution or posting of User Content, etc. Furthermore, in cases where the User is in violation of applicable laws and regulations or these Terms, etc., where the retention period prescribed by LINE Corp. for User Content is elapsed, where LINE Corp. finds User Content to be inappropriate or otherwise at LINE Corp.’s discretion, LINE Corp. may suspend the public release of User Content or delete User Content, without providing prior notice to the relevant User.
11.10The User warrants: that the content of User Content does not infringe upon any third party copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, design rights, utility model rights, trade secrets, honor rights, likeness rights, privacy rights, publicity rights or other rights under applicable laws and regulations or contracts; that the content of User Content is not in violation of applicable laws and regulations; and that such User has legitimate authority to distribute or post User Content on the Service and also to grant the rights to use under Article 11.4 and 11.6. With regard to the copyrighted work prescribed by LINE Corp., LINE Corp. may obtain the rights to use such copyrighted work within relevant User’s Service, in advance, from management organizations, etc. that manage copyrights, etc.
11.11If LINE Corp. is pursued by any third party or becomes subject to disposition by an administrative authority, etc. as a result of a violation specified in the preceding paragraph, the relevant User shall resolve such issue at its expense and responsibility, and LINE Corp. may demand such User to pay all of the loss and expenses incurred by LINE Corp. in relation thereto.
12.1LINE Corp. shall provide the Users with the bonus prescribed by LINE Corp. (the “Bonus”) based on the criteria prescribed by LINE Corp. (the “Criteria”). LINE Corp. may, at its discretion, determine or change the content of the Criteria and Bonus.
12.2If any fees arise upon provision of the Bonus, the User shall bear such fees, and LINE Corp. may withhold such fees upon provision of the Bonus. If any foreign exchange conversion fees arise upon provision of the Bonus, the User shall bear the same.
12.3Even if the Bonus is unable to be calculated due to a failure of LINE Corp.’s system or interference by any third party, LINE Corp. shall bear no responsibility whatsoever therefor.
12.4After LINE Corp. has notified the content of the Bonus to be provided to the Users, if it is found that the content of such Bonus is inaccurate in light of the Criteria, LINE Corp. may correct the content of such Bonus or cancel the provision of such Bonus.
12.5User may not request LINE Corp. for the provision of any part of the Bonus in installments.
12.6LINE Corp. may deem that the User has waives such User’s rights to receive the Bonus if any of the following circumstances apply:
(1)Such User is in breach of these Terms or any Separate Terms or commits any act that is likely to constitute a breach of these Terms or any Separate Terms;
(2)Such User’s LINE Account is suspended or deleted;
(3)Even though LINE Corp. has notified such User to designate a valid method to receive the Bonus, such User fails to do so within one (1) year;
(4)Even though LINE Corp. has requested such User to receive the Bonus, such User fails to do so within one (1) year;
(5)LINE Corp. has been unable to contact such User through such User’s registered information for one (1) year or more;
(6)With regard to a monthly Bonus notified to User, two (2) years have elapsed from the last day of the month in which such monthly Bonus arises; or
(7)Other than the above, any circumstances which LINE Corp. deems to be inappropriate.
13.1Digital Currency shall be provided to the Users by the methods designated by LINE Corp. such as purchase through the Service, special offers and the like. LINE Corp. shall determine the purchase unit, settlement method, use period and other conditions for providing Digital Currency and LINE Corp. shall display the foregoing on the Service.
13.2Digital Currency may not be exchanged for any rights other than the rights to use charged services or content within the Service designated by LINE Corp., and may not be exchanged for cash, property or other economic benefits. The amount of Digital Currency necessary for use of the charged services or content, as well as the other conditions for using Digital Currency, shall be determined by LINE Corp. and displayed on the Service. No cancellation shall be permitted once Digital Currency is used for any charged services or content.
13.3No refund shall be made for Digital Currency for any reason whatsoever; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not apply if LINE Corp. abolishes the Service or it is necessary to provide a refund under applicable laws and regulations. In this case, the method for refunding Digital Currency shall be determined by LINE Corp. pursuant to applicable laws and regulations and shall be posted on the Service.
13.4Digital Currency may only be used through the LINE Account, Etc. which is used when purchasing such Digital Currency. Digital Currency may not be assigned or transferred to another account, etc.
13.5Digital Currency may be carried over to the terminal authorized by the same LINE Account; provided, however, that Digital Currency provided on a terminal whose operating system differs may not be carried over or combined, as the type of such Digital Currency differs even if the name is the same.
The User shall not engage in any of the following acts upon using the Service:
14.1Acts that violate applicable laws and regulations, court judgments, decisions or orders, or legally binding administrative measures;
14.2Acts that may harm the public order or morals;
14.3Acts that infringe upon LINE Corp.’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights such as copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, honor rights, privacy rights and other rights under applicable laws and regulations or contracts;
14.4Acts of distributing or posting: excessively violent or explicitly sexual expressions; expressions constituting child pornography or child abuse; expressions that lead to discrimination based on race, national origin, creed, sex, social status, family origin, etc.; expressions that induce or promote suicide, self-injurious behavior or drug abuse; or expressions that include anti-social content or that cause discomfort to others;
14.5Acts of impersonating LINE Corp. or a third party, or acts of spreading false information or information that is difficult to confirm whether it is true or false;
14.6Acts of sending the same or similar Comments to a number of sections where Comments are posted (except for those approved by LINE Corp.) or other acts that LINE Corp. deems as spamming;
14.7Acts of exchanging usage rights of the Service or the Content for cash, property or other economic benefits using any method other than the method prescribed by LINE Corp.;
14.8Acts of using the Service for marketing, publicizing, advertising, solicitation or other profit making purposes (except for those approved by LINE Corp.); acts of using the Service for the purpose of sexual conduct or obscene acts; acts of using the Service for the purpose of meeting or dating a third party stranger (including distribution or posting of an ID of a LINE Account, Etc.); acts of using the Service for the purpose of harassing, slandering or defaming other Users; or acts of using the Service for any purpose other than the purpose of use intended under the Service;
14.9Acts of distributing or posting User Content or acts of obtaining the Bonus by using illegal or inappropriate method;
14.10Acts of providing anti-social forces with benefits or other cooperation;
14.11Acts of solicitation regarding religious activities or religious groups;
14.12Acts of illegally collecting, disclosing or providing other people’s personal information, registered information, usage history information, etc.;
14.13Acts of causing interference with a server or network system of the Service; acts of illegally operating the Service by using bots, cheat tools or other technical measures; acts of intentionally exploiting a malfunction in the Service; acts of accessing the Service via communication terminals to which alteration such as routing or jail breaking has been conducted; acts of making unreasonable inquiries or demands to LINE Corp., such as repeatedly asking the same question beyond necessity; and acts of preventing or interfering with LINE Corp.’s operation of the Service or the Users’ use of the Service;
14.14Acts of supporting or promoting any of the acts constituting those specified in Articles 14.1 through 14.13; and
14.15In addition to the above, any acts that LINE Corp. deems to be inappropriate.
15.1The User shall use the Service at such User’s own responsibility, and shall bear any and all responsibility for any acts conducted through the Service and any results thereof.
15.2If LINE Corp. acknowledges that the User has used the Service in breach of these Terms or any Separate Terms or in a manner which LINE Corp. otherwise deems to be necessary and appropriate, LINE Corp. may take the measures specified below, without providing prior notice to such User; provided, however, that LINE Corp. shall not be obliged to prevent or correct such violation:
15.2.1Suspension of publication or deletion of all or any part of User Content;
15.2.2Suspension or revocation of usage rights of the Content;
15.2.3Suspension or deletion of a LINE Account, Etc. or the usage history thereof;
15.2.4Suspension of use of all or any part of the Service; or
15.2.5In addition to the above, any measures that LINE Corp. deems to be necessary and appropriate.
15.3If LINE Corp. incurs any direct or indirect damage (including burden of attorneys’ fees) as a result of the User’s use of the Service (including cases where LINE Corp. receives complaints from a third party due to such use), such User must immediately provide compensation therefor pursuant to LINE Corp.’s request.
16.LINE Corp.'s Exemption
16.1LINE Corp. makes no express or implied warranty that the Service (including the Content) is free from de facto or legal defects (including, without limitation, stability, reliability, accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, fitness for a particular purpose, security-related faults, errors, bugs, performance of encryption or decryption, and infringement of rights). LINE Corp. shall not be obliged to provide the Users with the Service after removing such defects.
16.2LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for any damage incurred by the Users arising from the Service; provided, however, that this exemption shall not apply if an agreement (including these Terms) between LINE Corp. and the Users regarding the Service constitutes a consumer contract under the Consumer Contract Act in Japan.
16.3Even in the case specified in the proviso of Article 16.2, LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for any damage arising from extraordinary circumstances (including cases where LINE Corp. or the User foresees or is able to foresee the occurrence of damage) among the damage incurred by such User as a result of default or tort due to LINE Corp.’s negligence (except for cases of gross negligence). Furthermore, the cap for the amount of compensation for damage incurred by the User as a result of default or tort due to LINE Corp.’s negligence (except for cases of gross negligence) shall be the amount of usage fees that LINE Corp. received from such User in the month during which such damage occurred.
16.4LINE Corp. shall not be involved in or liable, in any way, for any trouble, dispute, etc. occurring between the User and another User or any third party arising from the Service.
17.1Any contact from LINE Corp. to the Users in relation to the Service shall be made by way of posting in an appropriate location within the website operated by LINE Corp. or by using methods that LINE Corp. deems to be appropriate.
17.2Any contact from the Users to LINE Corp. in relation to the Service shall be made by way of sending an inquiry form available at an appropriate location within the website operated by LINE Corp., or using methods designated by LINE Corp.
18.Governing Law, Jurisdiction
The original language of these Terms shall be Japanese and these Terms shall be governed by the laws of Japan. LINE Corp. and the Users agree that any disputes arising out of or in relation to these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court or the Tokyo Summary Court in the first instance.
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Established on August 8, 2016